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Semantic Web applications take off is being slower than expected, at least with respect to “real-world” applications and users. One of the main reasons for this lack of adoption is that most Semantic Web user interfaces are still immature from the usability and accessibility points of view. This is due to the novelty of these technologies, but this also(More)
Molecular phylogenies based on the molecular clock require the comparison of orthologous genes. Orthologous and paralogous genes usually have very different evolutionary fates. In general, orthologs keep the same functions in species, whereas, particularly over a long time span, paralogs diverge functionally and may become pseudogenes or get lost. In(More)
SCO proteins are copper-donor chaperones involved in the assembly of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase (COX). Mutations in the two human SCO-encoding genes, SCO1 and SCO2, produce tissue-specific COX deficiencies associated with distinct clinical phenotypes. Here, we report the identification and characterization of scox, the single Drosophila melanogaster(More)
The protein called voltage-dependent anion-selective channel (VDAC), or mitochondrial porin, forms channels that provide the major pathway for small metabolites across the mitochondrial outer membrane. We have identified and sequenced agporin, a gene of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae that conceptually encodes a protein with 73% identity to(More)
The Rhizomer platform is a Content Management System (CMS) based on a Resource Oriented Approach (RESTful) and Semantic Web technologies. It achieves a great level of flexibility and provides sophisticated content management services. All content is described using semantic metadata semi-automatically extracted from multimedia content, which enriches the(More)
As part of the general growth and diversification of media in different modalities, the presence of information in the form of human speech in the world-wide body of digital content is becoming increasingly significant, in terms of both volume and value. We present a semantic- based search model for human speech corpora, stressing the search for meanings(More)